RUMOR: Apple to release new MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air this month

TiVo Premiere - Free Shipping“A MacRumors forum poster points to a report (Google translation) from Taiwanese newspaper Apple Daily that appears to claim that new MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air models are due for launch sometime this month,” Eric Slivka reports for MacRumors.

“The report seems to indicate that new models were planned for introduction in March but shortages of Intel’s new chips pushed the launch back to this month. The report also claims that Apple will be pushing all three sizes of the MacBook to a maximum of 640 GB hard drives with 8-hour battery performance across the board,” Slivka reports. “Updates to Apple’s MacBook Pro line have been widely expected for several months… Apple’s MacBook Air is similarly due for an update.”

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25 Comments

  1. My son will be a freshman in college this year, and I’ll be needing to buy a macbook / pro.

    When will the education specials be announced in the Apple store?

  2. chaz,

    Typically the education pricing isn’t announced, it just happens. As soon as they release a new model and put it in the store, go there and choose the college and you should see the new pricing.

  3. I would be very surprised if Apple has so many major product announcements this close together. Spreading them over the year makes better PR sense. If Apple is going to announce anything, it’s probably an incremental update.

    However, I’d love to be very surprised later this month.

  4. I’m getting waryobg of every rumor that says this now. I just have the feeling that they are trying to expose a leak by telling carefully selected retailers/contractors/individuals about upcoming events that are bogus just they can find the mole.

  5. @Harvey, I really expect and hope that Apple will eventually put their own chips into all their computers. I think that is major and we will be increasingly seeing it changing the quality of computer operations. So if that does not happen now (and I wish it would), I would expect that to accompany a really significant upgrade within the next 6 to 18 months. But the current MacBooks (& Pros) really do need an upgrade and I’m hoping it is a good one.

  6. @ Hg Wells,

    Apple sells a lot of Macs based upon the Intel chips and ‘If worse comes to worse I can always instal a Windows OS and use all my old software’.

    It’s that backup plan that helps Windows users make the leap between platforms. The fact that less than 1% end up switching back is irrelevant.

    You can’t abandon 50% of your customers like that. Intel on Macs is here to stay.

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